Safavid Persia Iran Persian Gulf Isfahan Kandahar 1683 Mallet miniature mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Asia, Middle East, Persia, Iran, Safavid Empire, Caspian Sea, Isfahan, Kandahar).
Issued 1683, Paris, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming 17th century copper engraved map with lovely hand color. Nice decorative vignette cartouche at top right depicts two winged cherubs.
The image has a near folk-art feel, a style unique to this historical era. Utterly unlike anything produced today and of modern aesthetic appeal for this reason.
Mostly clean and well preserved example, the image displays a fine patina.
Sheet measures c. 7 7/8"H x 5 7/8"W.
Printed area measures c. 5 1/2"H x 4"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3, pp. 196.